Stewie’s Picks: November 2018

It’s getting way chilly here in Black Rock, CT, and, well, I guess I have a baby now – so it’s been harder to get outside and walk around the block much. Therefore, I’m officially in homebody binge mode! Here are my picks of the things I’ve been obsessed with bingeing this month.

Make Your Body Work [Podcast]


I think I’m a little late to the party on this one (It looks like Dave was really active a few years ago?) but I’m getting a ton of insight and benefit from listening to the Make Your Body Work podcast, as well as checking out some of Dave’s full workout videos and the Lose 10 in 4 podcast (which I guess is more of a video series and less of a podcast, but what do I know? You do you man.) He doesn’t waste time chatting up a co-host or his guests and the editing quality is pretty good. It’s succinct and no nonsense but also chock full of fact-based and research backed insights along with interesting interviews with experts in the field. I’m curious what other nutrition and fitness buffs think but to my novice brain, it’s easy to digest and interesting. I’m making avocado toast on whole grain bread tomorrow in honor of what I’ve learned so far. 🥑😋 Post a comment if you have any other fitness or nutrition podcast recommendations or if you dig Dave’s stuff.

“Legends of the Summer” by Meek Mill [Music]


I didn’t realize I was into hip hop as much as I am, but this album has been my go-to jam for the past few weeks when I need to grind through work. I was definitely inspired to explore new rap jams (besides mainstream magic like Drake and Kanye West) on Spotify after working ComplexCon 2018… and having no idea who anyone is. Recommendations really appreciated here! Leave a comment below with other artists I should check out or links to your personal playlists. 🎧 I look forward to giving a listen.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse [TV Show]

Source: Emma Roberts on Instagram

This has consistently been my binge-worthy guilty pleasure every single season. There’s something about seeing what new roles Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will cast the actors in that’s addictive. I also love seeing how older season’s storylines might intertwine, and what new fun and freaky supernatural elements make it into the show… that always makes it a must see for me every season. I was thrilled it was a Murder House and Coven crossover but the Murder House aspect felt small. I was hyped to see Dylan McDermott return even if his stay was brief. And I’m enthralled by the new blonde bad boy on the block Michael Langdon. He’s hypnotic and gorgeous… but I guess the son of Satan would be? Cathy Bates as always is a show stealer in any role – even as a Satanist robot. I also love Sarah Paulson in her multiple roles – she can pull off so so much. Taissa Farmiga, Billie Lourde, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy… gah I love all those witches so much! Feels like a warm hug seeing the gang back together. The Coven is back bitches, so cast a circle, step back, and let the witches do their thing. 🔮 Leave a comment if you’re as AHS obsessed as me.

Character’s I Would Name My Kids After

It’s 5 Fandom Friday again! Always fun, and never in order. The post I’m going with today is “Character’s I would name my kids after.” I’m tackling this in a way that represents characters I like, but mostly names I like. I absolutely adore these 5 names!

Art by elphielein

1. Violet (American Horror Story)

Violet is a beautiful and earthy name – it is a flower after all! And Violet the character is so like a violet, delicate and fragile. This sweet girl has typical teenage problems – you know, going through the emotional anguish of trying to fit in among peers, falling in love with a ghost, and eventually becoming the ghost she was so terrified of. Tale as old as time among teens. And I know there’s a bit of angsty teen in all kids, for sure. Even us adults :3

Art by Dreamsparkle

2. Edmund (Chronicles of Narnia)

This is such a great name. It’s so unique and old school… it strikes me as sort of Victorian and romantic. I’ve never met anyone with this name. Edmund as a character is of course, a Judas type character who succumbs to the temptation of the glory the White Witch promises him. We all mess up, and let our ego get in the way, but he is ultimately redeemed. And kids all make mistakes, right? And all for something as simple as Turkish Delight.

Art by Carolina-Eade

3. Galadriel (Lord of the Rings)

What a name. Any Elven name can really be a #3 for me… Elvish is an elegant and gorgeous language in itself. Galadriel is a really epic character as well – she’s a beautiful, wise, and powerful rule in the Elven lands. I love to imagine my kids will loves elves, faeries, and all sorts of magical forest folk as I do.

Art by marymacabre

4. Vincent (Tim Burton)

Oh Vincent. A refined and gothic name (I seem to love names that start with V), Vincent was a 7-year old kid with a creepy agenda. Instead of doing normal 7-year old things, he spent his days fantasizing about being horror movie icon, Vincent Price. He’s a role model to the goth kid in us all. I totally foresee my kids having all the spooky tendencies I do.

Art by yourpsychotherapist

5. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

While this is not my favorite Disney princess (Snow White is my favorite, but Snow is just too weird of a name), I absolutely love the name Aurora. It conjures up colorful images of the aurora borealis, or beautiful roses. While I don’t love that Aurora is pretty much the victim of everything throughout the story (poor thing), she’s an innocent and sweet princess, none-the-less. Just as my kids will be. Well, until they hit those awful teen years. 😛

Post a comment to let me know what character’s you’d name your kids after!